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Black Damnation II - Mocha Bomb - De Struise Brouwers

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290 Ratings
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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 135
Gots: 68 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Black Damnation II is yet another blend with the use of Hel & Verdoemenis from Brouwerij De Molen. This time even more complex than BD I.

50% of Black Albert was used that matured for a while on whole coffee beans out of a craft Columbian coffee plantation. 25% of H &V was used that aged for 6 months on JD barrels. Another 25% of Cuvée Delphine was used."

(Beer added by: ricke on 01-21-2010)
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Washington

4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opened on 4.28.14

A - Pours a dark brown with a huge dark tan head with good retention.

S - Strong coffee and chocolate.

T - Silky smooth coffee and chocolate. Tastes like a candy bar.

D - Heavy body with good carbonation.

O - Amazingly good. Smooth and silky. Great flavors.

Serving type: bottle

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Washington

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-31-2014 18:19:22 | More by rolltide8425
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Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-17-2014 10:29:23 | More by bigred89
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California

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Virginia

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Maryland

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Missouri

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AgentMunky

California

3.66/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serves in a snifter at Ale Arsenal.

A: Black. No head. Reddish edges but opaque.

S: It smells sour, wine-like.

T/M: It tastes completely different. Booze, vanilla, hints of roasted coffee, grapey finish. Rather thin bodied, especially for the ABV.

O: Delicious, but not exceptional. I wouldn't have another, but it's definitely interesting.

Serving type: on-tap

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barczar

Kentucky

4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep, opaque brown with garnet highlights and a lingering, frothy cappuccino head.

Vinous notes dominate the aroma, with tart cherries and balsamic accompanying toasted nuts and a hint of chocolate.

Sweet, nutty, lightly toasted malt turns slightly roasted and bitter at the finish, with underlying subtle notes of cherries adding complexity. Phenolic compounds surface in the finish. Mocha doesn't really resonate.

Body is thick and rich, with minimal carbonation and subtle alcohol warmth.

Not as mocha dominant as expected. Very complex beer, well executed. Excellent balance of vinous fruit and toast.

Serving type: on-tap

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Maryland

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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Ridiculously decadent and brashingly distinctive, The Mocha Bomb version of Black Damnation slices right through its own viscosity with daggers of complexity that keep its roasted character from running a muck.

As the heady ale layers in the glass, its cascading effect leaves an onyx-black body that sinks with a mirror-like sheen and the dimmest of garnet low lights ribboning about its margins. As its ember-stained lather rises, it does so with supreme staying power and then trails with broken lace.

Intense aromas abound as the scent of dark-roast coffee, dark chocolate and light campfire are obviously expected. But the rise of all things vinous tartness, sweet cream, burnt sugar and spicy oak speak a brandy-like tone to complement the roasty-toasy melange.

As its lavish sweetness weaves onto the taste buds, full saturation of malty molasses, burnt caramel and heavy whipping cream all align to give impressions of burnt marshmallow. As wood tones take hold, the drunken fruits of blackberry, currant, cherry and grape seem to offer up an tangy merlot flavor. Yet its espresso finish invites the taste of bitter chocolate, toast and walnut in similar fashion to chocolate covered espresso beans.

Its full body is creamy and rich in texture. Its structure remaining in tact through the taste, it only waivers in deep finish when spicy brandy-like warmth and powdery oaken tannin balance the sweetness and close the session with a mild semblance to drinkability.

The flavors inside are immeasurable- description terms can go on forever, however its the equal parts coffee, cream and barrel that keeps the mouth returning to the snifter much quicker than is suggested.

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2014 18:28:04 | More by BEERchitect
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

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Black Damnation II - Mocha Bomb from De Struise Brouwers
94 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.